The Senate race in Georgia was incredibly close, with the lead seesawing back and forth after the polls closed. The legislature changed the election law in hopes of reducing the African American vote. The polls closed at 7 pm, whereas in many other states the polls stay open later so that working people can vote.

About 10:20 pm, the major networks called the race for Democrat Senator Warnock.

Democrats in the Senate can no longer be held hostage by one member (Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia). Democrats will have a majority on Senate committees instead of equal numbers with Republicans.

This is a big night for the Democratic Party and another defeat for a candidate selected by Trump.

Georgia’s African Americans voted overwhelmingly for Warnock. Whites and Trump Republicans voted for Herschel Walker.

Warnock assembled a multi-racial coalition of blacks and whites.

Walker can now return to his palatial mansion in Texas.

And Republicans will have to figure out what to do with their titular party leader, Trump, who is an albatross around the party’s neck. A three-time loser: 2018, 2020, 2022.